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Yan, Li

Yan, Li

Assistant Research Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
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Sochol Receives Early Career Award from the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering

Inaugural award recognizes outstanding research contribution from a scientist in the early stage of their research career.

Biofilm-fighting catheter insert research named 'featured article' in IEEE TBME

The research by Reza Ghodssi's research group also has led to a patent application.

Improving Access to Cervical Cancer Diagnostic and Therapeutics Tech

Jenna Mueller is working to improve access for patients in the US and low-and middle income countries.

Celebrating 14 Participants of 2021 BIOE REU Program

The BIOE REU program promotes collaboration between UMD and the FDA, making it unlike any other in the country

University of Maryland Engineers Have 3D Printed a Soft Robotic Hand That Can Play Nintendo

Achievement opens the door for new advances in soft robotics.

Jewell Lab Explores Techniques to Tailor MS Therapy Design

Prof. Chris Jewell and his lab are investigating how the biophysical properties of nanomaterials used in immunotherapies shape treatment outcomes.

BIOE Capstone Projects Focus on Medical Devices, AI, and More

BIOE seniors present 23 novel Capstone projects live via Gatherly.

The Internet of Bio-Nano Things

Researchers aim to bridge the gap between microelectronics and biological systems to create next-generation wearables.

Maryland Graduate Engineering Ranked #10 Public in the Nation

From extreme batteries to windows made from wood, Clark School’s trendsetting work ranks it among the country’s Top 10 public engineering schools for the 3rd consecutive year.

Mighty Morphing 3D Printing

UMD engineers demonstrate a new shape-changing nozzle that could revolutionize “4D Printing” applications.

UMD Awarded $4.6 Million Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center

Funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, the new center aims to improve rehabilitation options for patients with neurological disorders.

Chapin, Wang Named 2019-2020 Fischell Fellows

Both researchers are fifth-year Ph.D. students in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering. 

Maryland engineers receive $10M to transform shellfish farming

The team will help farmers tap the economic potential and environmental benefits of shellfish aquaculture.

Rapidly evolving ‘smart marble’ sensors hold promise for monitoring pharmaceutical industry bioreactors and beyond

Size of the neutrally buoyant bPods has dropped from ‘baseball’ to ‘golf ball’ to ‘cherry’ in just three years.

Patel Developing Auto-Thermal Recognition Device in Pandemic

The device is intended to quickly detect fevers - a common symptom of coronavirus.

Tillery Serves Community at COVID-19 Testing Sites and Local ER

Alana Tillery is one of six BIOE students recognized for outstanding acts of service amidst the pandemic.

BIOE Capstone Class Virtually Presents 24 Novel Projects

BIOE seniors present Capstone projects and celebrate winners virtually.

UMD Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics

Potential application for complex electronics highlighted in Nature Communications

Spurring research group creativity in the time of COVID-19

Student-faculty teams that write review articles for journals reap multiple benefits.

Improve the Outcome: Vascular Liver Tissue

Creating vascular organ tissue in a lab could open new doors to drug testing, disease modelling, and organ transplants.

Sochol Receives NSF CAREER Award to Explore New Multi-Material 3D Nanoprinting Technique

New research could expand additive manufacturing capabilities with multiple materials at smaller sizes while offering students unique hands-on research opportunities.

Institute Hosts AMBIC December Conference, Unveils New Research

AMBIC Industry Board members and other researchers convened to discuss new and ongoing projects.

New Multi-Material 3D Nanoprinting Strategy Could Revolutionize Optics, Photonics and Biomedicine

UMD engineers demonstrate new approach by 3D printing a five-material DNA-inspired microstructure that is a fraction of the size of a human hair.

2019 Dean's Doctoral and Master's Student Research Awards

Created by Clark School Dean Darryll Pines, the competition recognize distinguished graduate student researchers in order to help propel their careers and demonstrate the value of high-quality engineering research.

BIOE Capstone Class Presents 20 Novel Projects

Student projects include novel pediatric medical devices, a hemofiltration system, and a tracheostomy device.

Exceptional Engineering Students Recognized with Dean's Awards

Five Clark School undergraduate students were honored with Dean's Awards on April 17, 2019.

M-CERSI Cooperative Agreement Grant Renewed by Food and Drug Administration

Latest renewal allows for up to $5 million per year over five years.

NSF grant for Ghodssi, Bentley furthers research of flexible devices to combat biofilms

The researchers will combine applied microbiology with engineering disciplines to explore the complex interactions between flexible sensors, bacterial biofilms, and bioelectric treatment.

‘Smart Marbles’ hold promise for better outcomes from bioreactors

The marbles, or 'bPods,' will contain microsystems that can “eavesdrop on biology” during fermentation, cell or culture-growing processes.

UMD Welcomes East China University of Science and Technology 

ECUST Vice President Changsheng Liu Visits College Park

Clark School Researchers Recognized for Exceptional Inventions

Among the nine 2017 Invention of the Year award nominees, six are led by or include Clark School researchers.

UMD Expands Partnership with East China University of Science & Technology

BIOE professor Gregory Payne leads efforts to connect UMD and ECUST researchers.

Banis wins poster design award at Global Grand Challenges Summit

The event is jointly organized by the US National Academy of Engineering, the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

BIOE Researchers Host 4th Annual Symposium featuring High School Bioscience Students

Jewell’s Program to Enhance Participation in Research Celebrates Growth

BIOE Capstone 2017: Projects Focus on Pediatric Care, Physical Therapy, Pulmonary Tumors, and More

BIOE hosted it's largest-ever Capstone Design competition on May 10th, 2017.

BIOE, Fischell Institute Faculty Make Strong Showing at Invention of the Year Awards

UMD honors exceptional inventions with potential to influence science, society, and the free market.

University of Maryland to Lead NIH-Funded Center for Engineering Complex Tissues

UMD to Collaborate with Rice University, Wake Forest to Advance 3-D Printing Applications for Regenerative Medicine

BIOE, IBBR Researchers Develop Electrogenetic Device for Activating Gene Expression via Electrodes

System holds promise for study of biological systems, biosensors and bio-hybrid devices.

BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More

Affordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place.

Fischell Receives National Medal of Technology and Innovation

UMD Alum, BioE Professor of Practice to Receive White House Honor

Kofinas Awarded Patent for Flexible Batteries

Polymer solid electrolyte could make batteries safer, smaller, and less expensive

Clark School Undergrads Look to Improve Grafts for Small Blood Vessels

Members of the 2017 Gemstone Honors class launch campaign to increase the strength and biocompatibility of vascular grafts.

Engineers Without Borders Addresses Power Needs for Ghana High School

Five students and one advisor traveled to Ghana for EWB-UMD’s project implementation trip.

BioE Capstone 2015: New Projects Focus on Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Injury Rehabilitation, and More

Neonatal acoustic protection device takes first place in annual design competition.

Mechanical Engineering Clinches 2015 Alumni Cup Title

Student teams conquer light bulb challenge at 4th annual competition.

UMD Clark School Announces Inaugural Awards Winners

New awards honor alumni, friends for career achievements and contributions to Clark School.

UMD Clark School to Host Mpact Week: Disaster Resilience

Research showcase to highlight role of engineers in developing innovative solutions to help prevent, mitigate, and respond to disasters.

BioE Capstone 2014: New Projects Focus on Cardiological Health, Surgical Tools and More

Students' inventions range from diagnostic devices to accident prevention products.

Twelve Clark School Students Awarded Prestigious NSF Research Fellowships

Fellowships awarded to outstanding students pursuing a research-based graduate degree.

"America's Got Regulatory Science Talent" Competition

Judges award student first prize for new technology to combat worldwide counterfeit drug crisis.

Bacteria Prowl for Pathogen Prey

Alumnus Matthew Wook Chang's custom E. Coli target hospital-acquired infections.

BioE Capstone 2013: New Products Focus on Diagnostics, Physical Therapy and More

Students' inventions address needs ranging from home care to ICU.

Undergrads Showcase Innovative Sustainability Design Ideas Developed in New "Energy 101" Course

Student design ideas include a green gym powered by exercise, sustainable floors for sporting arenas, water-powered watch.

Clark School Freshmen Compete in Hovercraft Competition

ENES100 students build autonomous hovercrafts for final exam.

Tao Elected Fellow of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

BioE professor recognized for work in food processing and safety.

Bioengineering Seniors Learn About Patent Processes

Judge Pauline Newman explains cases, law and patent pitfalls.

Merrill Presidential Scholars Honored

Three Clark School students and their college and high school mentors recognized.

Tackling Head Injuries

Bioengineering team has created device that could prevent concussions.

Gordonov Completes NSF Summer Research Fellowship in Singapore

Grad student one of 15 selected for East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute.

Kofinas Named Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Programs

Professor takes on new role in the Clark School.

Capstone 2012: Innovations in Emergency Medicine, Diagnostic Tools, Physical Therapy, and More

BioE seniors present an array of new devices for improving health and safety.

BioE Teams at $75K Business Plan Competition Finals

New companies pitch products for food safety, diagnostics, detection of toxins.

Fight Bacteria With Bacteria

Alumnus creates bacterium that sacrifices itself to save you.

Needle-Free Suture Device Wins Business Plan Competition Division

Sharon Liu and Jin Xiao receive $10K for development of product.

Taking Aim at a Rare Lysosomal Storage Disease

Muro Group seeks to improve enzyme replacement therapy for Fabry disease with new nanocarriers.

Students Visit Walter Reed Prosthetics Lab

Science, Technology and Society Program sees fabrication, rehabilitation facilities.

Bryan, Eisenstein Join BioE Faculty

Professors bring expertise in structural biology, biophysics to department.

Alumna Lu Jiang Receives Chinese Government Award

Selected for academic, research achievements while studying abroad.

Tao, Colleagues Describe Robotic Orchard Maintenance at Ag Conference

Presentation outlines how computer vision, robotics could perform selective thinning.

Payne, Bentley Research Wins TEDCO Funding

Award supports efforts to commercialize chitosan-based biochip.

2008 Capstone Projects Address Human Health, Environmental Concerns

Seniors present the final projects of their undergraduate career.

Undergraduate Honors and Awards Recipients, 2007-2008

Exceptional students recognized by Department, Clark School, ASABE.

Richbourg, Russ Winners in Bioethics Essay Contest

BioE students take first and third place.

Alumni Excel in Academia, Research

Former Bentley Group members work with "designer bacteria", therapeutics, biofuels, viruses and vaccines.

Projects Come Together at Capstone II

Seniors show the results of a year's work.

UM $50K Business Plan Competition Winners Announced

Three winners chosen among nine finalists.

Students Impress At Capstone I Wrap-Up

Presentations showcase a semester of ideas, research.

Cutchis Gives Senior Capstone Lecture

Alumnus discusses his work with biomedical devices.

NSF Funds Microscopy Facility Upgrades

Kim Building laboratory will benefit from added chemical analysis capabilities.

Polymer Symposium Showcases Student Research

Event promotes interaction between research groups.

No More Broken Antennas

Clark School engineers create flexible antenna material.

Clark School Researchers Are Top Inventors

Engineers were on every winning invention team at UM awards.